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Green radicchio is available through the fall and winter months.
Green radicchio is more commonly known as Sugarloaf chicory or Pain de Sucre in French and Blanc di Milan in Italian. Radicchio is a member of the chicory family.
This Treviso-style radicchio looks very much like a head of romaine lettuce, with all of the bitterness and flavor of radicchio. Pulling away the dark, oblong-shaped green outer leaves reveals a light green to almost yellowish-white center of tightly clustered leaves. Green radicchio is the mildest of the radicchio varieties. The flavor is sweet with a hint of bitterness and a distinct crisp, crunchy texture.
Green radicchio is a great addition to salads or used as a bed for grilled meats. The bitterness lends flavor to soups, or as a side dish sautéed with a little olive oil and mushrooms and onions. The flavor of radicchio also pairs well with pork; add to stews and stir fry’s. Grill Green radicchio and serve as a side dish or with other roasted vegetables. In Italy, Green radicchio is added to pizzas, pastas and in France, young radicchio is used in stews.
In folk medicine, the leaves of the chicory plant are boiled with honey to make a gargle that is said to cure cancer of the mouth.
Green radicchio is an heirloom variety of chicory; it has been used in dishes, salads and even as a decorative plant for more than 300 years. It is native to Europe, more specifically Italy. It is commonly found in the dishes of Milan and is used in the springtime in France. The hearty green grows best in the cool months, and its real flavor comes through in the harsher, cooler conditions. Green radicchio has even been known to grow right under the snow. This variety of radicchio is not popular or widely grown in the US, though it is seen more and more at local farmer’s markets and in CSA boxes.
Recipes that include Green Radicchio. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Anne's Odds and Ends||Green Radicchio & Spinach Salad with Mushrooms & Sunflower Seeds|
|Madison Dinner Club||Baked Sugar Loaf Radicchio with Sweet Potatoes|
|Sustenance: A Food & Culture Blog||Sugar Loaf and Endive Salad with Grainy Mustard Sauce|